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Windows 7: When Backup Runs, Windows Reports Backup Target Disk Removed


09 Dec 2011   #11

Windows Professional 64 bit
 
 

No, I am not running raid. I am running three internal SATA drives, one is the system disk and the other is just a blank disk, which I am going to use for file storage, the third drive is an external SATA drive. I stopped the "Intel rapid storage service". Tried to do another backup. I got the same error code 0x8007005. Again the target drive was disconnected, but I did not receive the "Intel rapid storage" error. Windows did not complete the backup procedure.


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09 Dec 2011   #12
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

Go to disk management (right click computer, select manage, maximize the screen, in the left column click disk management. Post a screenshot showing the upper and lower sections. If your system reserved (100MB partition) has less than 40MB of free space, a backup will not work.

Also, in the lower left part of your last post, click on My system specs and fill it out as complete as possible. It will help us assist you if we know the hardware we are dealing with.
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09 Dec 2011   #13

Windows Professional 64 bit
 
 
Dufoe's DM

OK, here is a screen shot of my DM. Drives C: and D: are one drive partioned into two drives. I am not trying to backup Windows to drive D:, because it is on a system disk. I am using drive F: or another drive externally, which is not shown here.


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09 Dec 2011   #14

Windows Professional 64 bit
 
 

I just tried using a new 1tb external drive to do a backup. My system disk has 202gb of data on it. The backup ran and did not dissconect the target drive, but said that it could not complete the backup. It now tells me that the target disk does not contain enough disk space to do the backup. Are you kidding me? A 931.51 target drive does not have enough room to store 202 gb of data?


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09 Dec 2011   #15
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

Dufoe, If you would, open an elevated command prompt (click start, in the search box type cmd, in the cmd entry that opens right click it and select run as administrator) in the window that opens, copy/paste this sfc /scannow. let that run and let us know the results. Again, please fill out your system specs and let us know what anti virus you are running and if you have or have ever had backup programs such as Acronis installed. The command is a system file checker and will scan system files and attempt to repair any corrupted ones. i am going to ask for some additional help. I am also going to assume you have installed all chipset and motherboard drivers. If not, please do so.
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09 Dec 2011   #16

Windows Professional 64 bit
 
 

I have done that before, because someone else told me to do that. All system files have integrity, no problems. I kept following the Windows backup error concerning not enough disk space on target drive. Found a message in it that says I need at least a 1.24TB backup drive. It looks like the backup is not only backing up the C: system disk, but also wants to backup the D: drive, which does not contain any data. As I said before the main disk in the computer has been partioned, a 2TB drive, into two drives C: and D:
Drive C: has a total disk space of 802gb, and only 202gb are used.
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10 Dec 2011   #17

Windows Professional 64 bit
 
 

I am using Microsoft Security Essentials. I do have Acronis backup program on here. I also did "Bootrec.exe /FixMbr" and hit Enter. This fixed the Windows Boot Loader, removing the Acronis Boot Loader. Attached is my computer system


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10 Dec 2011   #18
Microsoft MVP

 

The System boot files signified by the System flag have been moved from the System partition to F which I assume is your External backup and which we cannot even see on the drive map. This is incorrect and problematic.

You'll need to boot into Windows 7 DVD, press Shift + F10 at first screen to access a Command Line and use Diskpart to mark F Inactive: Partition - Mark as Inactive - Windows 7 Forums.

Then power down and unplug F so that it won't interfere as the System Boot files are rewritten to System partition, which is marked Active thus ready to receive them.

Boot into the Windows 7 DVD Repair console on second screen or System Repair Disk to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Windows 7 starts. Confirm System partition now holds the System flag.

Next plug back in F, move the data off to wipe it using Diskpart Clean Command from an Elevated Command Prompt so that all traces of the boot loader are removed from it.

There should never be any Active partitions except for System which should be in Disk0 position to avoid moving boot files during repairs.
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10 Dec 2011   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, why is F: marked (not labled) as "system" in disk management, thats wierd! Windows backup will try to include this location when backing up. I assume the screenshot was after a failed backup attempt where the F: disk became disconnected.
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10 Dec 2011   #20

Windows Professional 64 bit
 
 

Drive F: is an internal drive

I am completely dumbfounded. I did the grueling instructions. Windows repair could not repair my Windows installation. I noticed that the Windows partition showed 0mg of space. Repair then suggested to repair by using a backup image. Ha! I can't make a backup image, so can't repair in that method. I then plugged in the F: drive and saw two boot choices Windows 7 pro and Windows 7 (Recovered). I booted using Windows 7 pro and system booted into a generic basic Windows. I then restarted computer and this time chose the Windows 7 (recovered) option. The computer booted up great with all my installed programs. It also reactivated drive F: It looks like the lettering of the C: drive and the F: drive are reversed. It also looks like there are 2 installs of Windows Pro 7 on two different drives. Where's the Aspirin? I am getting a f___king headache.
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